Developing physical models for geotechnical teaching and research

Shiau, Jim S. and Pather, Selvan and Ayers, Ron (2006) Developing physical models for geotechnical teaching and research. In: 6th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 4-6 Aug 2006, Hong Kong.

Abstract

[Abstract]: Large centrifuges are often used in research laboratories to study the self-weight stress induced failure of geotechnical structures. While most academics recognize the importance of geotechnical teaching by using the centrifuge technology to demonstrate the behaviour of geotechnical problems, the cost of servicing this teaching aid is prohibitive in many universities. In this paper, we present the concepts involved in designing inexpensive laboratory equipment which can be used to perform demonstrations and research experiments on the ultimate behaviour of various geotechnical structures under external loadings. Such equipment can be efficiently used to complement the theoretical approach and serve to visualize phenomena of geo-structural failures.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Dr Jim Shiau
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2008 02:13
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: geotechnical teaching; geotechnical research; centrifuge technology
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
09 Engineering > 0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy > 091402 Geomechanics and Resources Geotechnical Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1381

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